President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed that he sat with late Shehu Musa Ya’Adua for his West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).
Buhari who made this known in a statement said, he spent close to nine years in boarding school, at primary and secondary levels, with late Shehu Musa Yaradua .
He added that both of them had to take a military examination together.
The president said on his official twitter handle @Mbuhari,
“Today I received the attestation and confirmation of my 1961 West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination result, from the Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). It was also an opportunity for me to thank WAEC for upholding its integrity over the years.
As a Nigerian military officer, it would have been impossible for me to have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and, after that – in 1979 – the United States Army War College, had I not sat for the WASC examinations, which I did in 1961.
The late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was my classmate. We spent close to nine years in boarding school, at primary and secondary levels. And from there, after our WASC, we moved to join the Army, where we had to take a military examination as one of the requirements”.